The RBC Canadian Open isn’t known as one of the best spectator experiences on the PGA Tour by accident.
Each year it seems, the organizers add another wrinkle to the national championship that makes it even better for the fans. If you were reading last week, you’ll be aware that this year they’re turning Glen Abbey’s 7th hole into a hockey rink, complete with rink boards, practice nets and bleachers.
As RBC Canadian Open Tournament Director Brent McLaughlin says, “It’s going to be fun and we expect it to be LOUD”.
But that’s just the beginning for the 2017 RBC Canadian Open.
It all starts with the 5K Run on Saturday July 22nd, which is open to golf fans, runners and walkers. The Run takes participants through a five kilometre route of the Glen Abbey course starting at the first tee and finishes alongside the 18th green.
“The RBC Canadian Open 5K Run exposes our sport and this Championship to a completely new audience of non-golf, health enthusiasts,” says McLaughlin. “Last year was a terrific starting point to engage a new audience and create a longer celebration window for Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship. We look forward to welcoming even more participants in 2017.”
Participants can register and find more information by visiting www.golfrun.ca
Monday is Canada Day
Monday officially kicks off the golf portion of RBC Canadian Open week with the Canada Day Pro-Am. It will feature Canadian golfers, stars and talents in a charity Pro-Am to support the Golf Canada Foundation.
Tuesday is FREE!
That’s right – Tuesday’s opening ceremony is free admission for all! The festivities take place in Spectator Village and include a Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, a military flyover and the singing of our national anthem. Of course, there will be plenty of PGA Tour stars playing practice rounds and working on their game on the range for all to see too.
Wednesday is Pro Am Day
You can watch your favourite PGA Tour players in action alongside corporate sponsors or, as you know from last week, you can participate in the ClubLink Pro Am at Rattlesnake Point. Why not take some time out from watching and play golf instead. If you’re interested you can get additional information, click here to register.
Thursday is Round 1
No more excuses. Play starts for real and it’s your first opportunity to see the PGA Tour stars under tournament conditions. Do you know where you want to be? One of the best spots on the course to observe the action is Golf Canada House Powered by Boston Pizza. The rooftop deck provides a panoramic view of six holes and ticket holders also enjoy free parking, washrooms, an indoor area with large screen TV’s and access to food and beverage service.
Friday is Red & White Day
Golf Canada invites you to wear your brightest reds and your whitest whites to show your support for the Canadians in the field looking to break a 63-year drought. Not since Pat Fletcher won in 1954 has a Canadian hoisted the trophy on championship Sunday.
Saturday is Moving Day
At least that’s what they say on the PGA Tour. It’s the day the leaders need to put some daylight between themselves and those chasing them. And the rest of the pack has to go extra low to put themselves in position to contend on Sunday. You know the course and where the players are likely to make birdies. Get there early and stake out your spot.
Sunday is Championship Sunday
One thing we can say about the RBC Canadian Open is that it always delivers an exciting finish. With World #1 Dustin Johnson in the field along with Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar and a rejuvenated Ian Poulter, playing for the first time, 2017 Sunday promises to deliver even more fireworks and you’ll want a ringside seat. The ClubLink hospitality suite overlooking the 18th green will be the best place to watch.
But that’s still not all!
All week long you can participate and watch at locations all over Glen Abbey. Work on your own game on the golf simulator complete with professional instruction; try your hand in a putting contest; relax and observe play from the RBC Avion Sky Lounge or the ZTE Spectator Oasis; and win great travel prizes at the WestJet Closest to the Pin Toss.
There won’t be a better place to be with friends and family this July so mark it on your calendar and book your tickets now. And to make it extra special, according to Dave Kay, Director of Business Development for Golf Canada, ClubLink Members are “guaranteed the best possible price”.
ClubLink Members pay $44.95 (plus applicable tax and service fees) for an Any Day grounds ticket, which is $15 Off the regular price of $59.95. ClubLink Members also receive $40 Off a Weekly Golf Canada House package.
The Offer Code to activate each of the discounts is CLUBLINK through the link below: